Each evening of Chanukah, at the Great Synagogue of Kishinev, local Jews gathered for a Chanukah party and explanations of the nature of the holiday
Many holiday festivities took place on every evening of Chanukah in Kishinev, the capital city of Moldova. These activities included; candle lighting ceremonies, visits to the lonely, grand Menorah lighting’s, holiday events and parties for students studying in Kishinev.
Continuing the tradition
Each evening of Chanukah, at the Great Synagogue of Kishinev, local Jews gathered for a Chanukah party and explanations of the nature of the holiday. Kits including Chanukah Menorahs, candles and sweet doughnuts were distributed. Additionally, Rabbi Yaakov Schatz and some young Israeli rabbis brought the light of Chanukah to student dormitories. Dozens lit the menorah at the residence along with jelly donuts and stories about the holiday. The celebrations on the fifth night of Chanukah were even greater at the synagogue, and dozens of students took part in them.
Chanukah Cheer to the Elderly and Seniors
Visits were arranged by Rebbetzin Leah Abelsky brought some Chanukah cheers to dozens of lonely, elderly people. Some of them lit the Menorah. Each of them received doughnuts and chocolate Chanukah coins, and of course a big warm Chanukah smile.